The Inverness star returns for a 3rd medal tilt on Crew Scotland having come near quitting squash when competitors was halted resulting from Covid-19.
The PSA World Tour is now again in full swing and the 29-year-old’s aggressive juices are flowing once more, simply in time for Birmingham.
Greg Lobban has by no means been in love with squash however his idiosyncratic marriage to the game has survived to the Commonwealth Video games.
“I’m not somebody who’s all the time been in love with squash and that is likely to be a bizarre factor to say,” stated Lobban.
“I’m in love with competing. I actually struggled with not having competitions each week and one thing to purpose for.
“I really feel like I’m in a significantly better place now and it’s nice that we’re again. The Video games have come at time.
“It’s simple to get excited a couple of Commonwealth Video games, isn’t it? There’s a special buzz in regards to the place and I’m as excited as I used to be in 2014.”
Lobban’s favorite TV present is ‘SAS: Who Dares Wins’ with Ant Middleton and his sporting idol is Sir Andy Murray – he’s hard-wired to compete.
The pandemic-enforced pause in worldwide play practically drove Lobban to retirement.
“I undoubtedly questioned [his future],” stated the 29-year-old. “I’ve acquired a special relationship with my sport to most individuals, so when the competitors stopped, I began wanting round for what else would excite me.
“The actual fact the game got here again when it did was nice. I believed [about retiring] a bit but it surely got here again once I wanted it.
“All athletes are wired to be aggressive in something we do. I all the time knew I wished to be in intense, high-pressure conditions and that comes with being aggressive.
“It’s my persona and one thing I can’t actually do something about. Even after I retire, I’ll all the time attempt to get higher every single day.”
Lobban rode the wave of a house crowd at Glasgow 2014 and completed within the final 16 of the boys’s singles occasion.
The Edinburgh-based star has had his fair proportion of close to misses, tearing his hamstring when two factors from victory on the 2016 Chicago Open.